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NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games. From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are steeped in history. NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton. Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle

NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games. From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are steeped in history. NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton. Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle

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United Kingdom

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NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games. From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are steeped in history. NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton. Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle

Twitter:

@NEONpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

#49 - Avengers: Endgame (2019) & Contagion (2011)

3/27/2020
Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/ History Gems Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:39:13

#48 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

12/15/2019
Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/ History Gems Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:39:13

#47 - Saving Private Ryan

9/2/2019
Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/ History Gems Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:40:39

#46 - NEON at the Movies: 300 with Tom Holland

6/14/2019
Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Special Guest: Tom Holland Producer: Dan Morelle Tom Holland is a writer and popular historian who has published best-selling books on topics including classical and medieval history and the origins of Islam. Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter:...

Duration:00:33:41

#45 - Castlevania: How a video game was inspired by 15th century Ottoman history

6/8/2019
Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Kinuyo Yamashita and Satoe Terashima - Battle of the Holy Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/ History Gems Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:39:37

#17 - Love Island: A genius show that combines our need for a companion with a much darker side of humanity

6/2/2019
This episode originally aired in 2018. How can an unscripted reality show, largely filled with vacuous individuals teach us history? For this one NEON goes way back and talks about the biological reason for finding a mate as opposed to the way strawberries or starfish can do it on their own. Finding a mate defines most of the natural world and a lot of human history too and Love Island shows us this. Add to that the dark under belly of human emotion enjoying mocking those less fortunate and...

Duration:00:40:00

#44 - Braveheart: Is it history or is it legend? (Part 2)

5/24/2019
Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: The Herbaliser - The Sensual Woman Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/ History Gems Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:19:46

#43 - Braveheart: Is it history or is it legend? (Part 1)

5/22/2019
COMPETITION TIME: Win a pair of Apple AirPods. Enter now: neonpodcast.com/win Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: The Herbaliser - The Sensual Woman Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:18:35

#42 - Devil's Advocate & Lucifer: What are the origins of evil? Is there an underlying meaning to the names we give to it? (Part 2)

5/19/2019
The TV show Lucifer is back on Netflix. One of the few hit movies Keanu Reeves has done that doesn’t involve gunplay is the devils advocate. So it’s the perfect time to talk about the devil. In this episode of Neon we take these 2 pop culture views of satan and explore this most ancient of evils. It takes us to areas that will genuinely surprise. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil Subscribe to the podcast and follow...

Duration:00:20:24

#41 - Devil's Advocate & Lucifer: What are the origins of evil? Is there an underlying meaning to the names we give to it? (Part 1)

5/17/2019
The TV show Lucifer is back on Netflix. One of the few hit movies Keanu Reeves has done that doesn’t involve gunplay is the devils advocate. So it’s the perfect time to talk about the devil. In this episode of Neon we take these 2 pop culture views of satan and explore this most ancient of evils. It takes us to areas that will genuinely surprise. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Jidenna - Long Live The Chief Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on...

Duration:00:20:33

#40 - American Gods: Ancient Slavic Curses, Hinduism, and Vikings (Part 2)

5/15/2019
American gods is a supernatural drama set in contemporary America, and yet its characters date back thousands of years from across the globe. Allow Neon to take you on a journey from the dark forests of central Europe to the Savannah grasslands of Africa. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Brian Reitzell - Main Title Theme Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on...

Duration:00:26:12

#39 - American Gods: Ancient Slavic Curses, Hinduism, and Vikings (Part 1)

5/13/2019
American gods is a supernatural drama set in contemporary America, and yet its characters date back thousands of years from across the globe. Allow Neon to take you on a journey from the dark forests of central Europe to the Savannah grasslands of Africa. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Romare - Work Song Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on...

Duration:00:19:51

#38 - Game of Thrones: Examples From History That Jon Snow Could Learn From (Part 2)

5/10/2019
With the army of the dead baring down on Winterfell Jon Snow finds it’s hard to get the houses to fight for a common goal. Realistic? Yes, there have been many occasions in history where factions squabble as the real danger is on the horizon. This episode of Neon looks at real examples of the challenges Jon Snow faces. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on...

Duration:00:25:54

#37 - Game of Thrones: Examples From History That Jon Snow Could Learn From (Part 1)

5/8/2019
With the army of the dead baring down on Winterfell Jon Snow finds it’s hard to get the houses to fight for a common goal. Realistic? Yes, there have been many occasions in history where factions squabble as the real danger is on the horizon. This episode of Neon looks at real examples of the challenges Jon Snow faces. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Chemical Brothers - Lost In The K Hole Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on...

Duration:00:19:22

#36 - Avengers Endgame: How You Think About Thor Every Week

4/27/2019
#36 - Avengers Endgame: How You Think About Thor Every Week Today Thor is a superhero but a thousand years ago he was worshipped. Thor takes us into the meaning of our calendar and how legends evolve. Allow Neon to guide you through more than a millennia of history, culture and religion. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Incredible Bongo Band - Apache Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on...

Duration:00:39:17

#35 - Bonnie & Clyde: How pop culture distorts history and lasts longer than the events they describe

4/19/2019
Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Tom Rogerson, Brian Eno - Motion in Field Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/JemDuducu NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/ History Gems Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:44:58

#34 - The Movie Poster: One man’s remarkable career and when posters were used in history

4/3/2019
In space no one can hear you scream - oh wait, that was last week wasn't it? Right! This time around Jem explores the real history behind movie posters and an artist whose work your probably love but whose name you probably don't even know. Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Portishead - Cowboys Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram:...

Duration:00:37:55

#33 - Alien: The dawn of cinema, real parasites that will give you nightmares, and Nazi uniforms

3/21/2019
In space no one can hear you scream. In this episode Jem discusses the history of cinema, human phobias and fears and how disgusting creatures have been reproducing for millions of years! Producer: Dan Morelle Music: DJ Shadow, Nils Frahm - Scars Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter:...

Duration:00:44:11

#32 - Echoes: The history of writing and printing starting in Egypt and ending with Jem’s new book

3/11/2019
Jem discusses how humans have stored and consumed information over the millennia. Order Jem's new book, Echoes here. Producer: Dan Morelle ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/JemDuducu NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/ History Gems Facebook Page:...

Duration:00:51:25

#31 - They Shall Not Grow Old: A revolutionary documentary

2/26/2019
Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: DangerDoom - Sofa King Be awesome, support us on Patreon Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:42:44